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The Hearthstone Institute focuses on non-pharmacologic approaches that address the challenges, and meet the needs of people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Each training is embedded with Hearthstone’s I’m Still Here™ approach which focuses on the whole person with dementia and our universal goal to destigmatize Alzheimer’s disease.

The Institute offers training options from keynote presentations, half day introductions, and two day intensive workshops.

We have a Speaker’s Bureau of Hearthstone researchers and practitioners representing an array of topics to inform and inspire positive change in the field of dementia.

Senior staff includes:
• John Zeisel PhD, a leading authority on Alzheimer’s, author and developer of the I’m Still Here™ approach

• Michael Skrajner co-developer of the Montessori-based Activity Program MAP™ and the use of procedural memory learning techniques for persons living with dementia.

• Sue Blackler is Vice President–Quality of Care at Hearthstone      Alzheimer Care. With over 20 years experience training caregivers. Sue is also responsible for regulatory compliance at all of the Hearthstone Residences.


Michael Skrajner               Sue Blackler                     Dr. John Zeisel

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